You may be wondering how best to view the eclipse to avoid damaging your eyes. Well here are a few tips:
The only safe way to view the sun is indirectly and perhaps the best way to get a good view is to watch it on television.
Source: Association of Optometrists
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All eye surgical procedures carry a level of risk including not obtaining the desired outcome, through to varying levels of visual loss. Your eye surgeon will discuss the risks and benefits, including ones specific to your circumstances, at the time of your pre-operative consultation.